His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani inaugurated the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 at Al Bayt Stadium, and HH the Amir announced the inauguration of the tournament, saying "In the name of God and with God's Blessings, I declare the opening of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021, wishing all national teams well. All Arabs are welcome to the Doha of all Arabs."
The opening ceremony was attended by HH the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, HH Personal Representative of HH the Amir Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani, HE Sheikh Jassim bin Khalifa Al Thani, and Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, and Speaker of the Shura Council HE Hassan bin Abdullah Al Ghanim, along with a number of sheikhs and ministers.
The proceedings of the opening ceremony began with a visual presentation of artistic paintings, musical pieces from Arab national anthems, and a tribute to a group of immigrant Arab minds who contributed to the renaissance of the world.
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